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Mathematics 2018, 6(9), 144;

Stability Analysis of Cohen–Grossberg Neural Networks with Random Impulses

Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901, USA
Faculty of Mathematics, Plovdiv University, Tzar Asen 24, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, National University of Ireland, H91 CF50 Galway, Ireland
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Received: 27 July 2018 / Revised: 15 August 2018 / Accepted: 17 August 2018 / Published: 21 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stochastic Processes with Applications)
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The Cohen and Grossberg neural networks model is studied in the case when the neurons are subject to a certain impulsive state displacement at random exponentially-distributed moments. These types of impulses significantly change the behavior of the solutions from a deterministic one to a stochastic process. We examine the stability of the equilibrium of the model. Some sufficient conditions for the mean-square exponential stability and mean exponential stability of the equilibrium of general neural networks are obtained in the case of the time-varying potential (or voltage) of the cells, with time-dependent amplification functions and behaved functions, as well as time-varying strengths of connectivity between cells and variable external bias or input from outside the network to the units. These sufficient conditions are explicitly expressed in terms of the parameters of the system, and hence, they are easily verifiable. The theory relies on a modification of the direct Lyapunov method. We illustrate our theory on a particular nonlinear neural network. View Full-Text
Keywords: Cohen and Grossberg neural networks; random impulses; mean square stability Cohen and Grossberg neural networks; random impulses; mean square stability

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Agarwal, R.; Hristova, S.; O’Regan, D.; Kopanov, P. Stability Analysis of Cohen–Grossberg Neural Networks with Random Impulses. Mathematics 2018, 6, 144.

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